Broadening the biological control knowledge base
One of the key aspects of the work of the Centre for Biological Control (CBC) is making the science behind the biological control of invasive weeds accessible by putting both the knowledge and techniques into the hands of our local communities. One such way this is achieved is through the accredited Weed Biological Control Short Course, now in its 22nd year!
CBC spearheads cactus control in Namibia
Rhodes University’s Centre for Biological Control (CBC) recently released biological control agents to combat two invasive cacti species in Namibia.
Namibia joins the biological control bandwagon!
This past week Namibia gained a new weapon in the fight against alien invasive cactus species. These cactus species are some of the worst environmental and agricultural weeds in Namibia. None of the cactus plants in Namibia are indigenous, they were all brought from either North or South America because they are easy to grow and don’t require much attention in one’s garden.
Spreading the CBC network in Spain
Each year, the Society for Invertebrate Pathology (SIP) holds the “International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control & the Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology”, providing a valuable opportunity for the CBC to present our latest results while also connecting with several international experts in the field.